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Mobility Impaired Coordinator

Ski for Light Inc



Ski for Light Inc


Lincoln High School

Resource Management
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Public Administration
UW-Green Bay

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The program for mobility-impaired skiers was ...

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The program for mobility-impaired skiers was almost dead, but a first-time participant, Jeff Pagels, decided it was worth continuing. Jeff had been a high-competition athlete and had only recently been injured. He found SFL to be his way to ski and compete again. He subsequently became one of the premier sit skiers in world competition. Through his enthusiasm and creativity the SFL sit ski program was reborn.

Sculptor Bill Osmundsen worked during the week in the lobby of the Sheraton Four Points Hotel creating a clay model of his new motif "Sit Skier" which was developed with Jeff Pagels who provided his expertise on the sit ski.
Despite the two bad years at Telemark, and with the encouragement from Jeff Pagels, SFL decided to take a chance on northern Wisconsin again.
Beginning sometime in the early 90's, Jeff Pagels secured major support from JanSport.

For MIPs, it's Jeff Pagels at ...

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For MIPs, it's Jeff Pagels at jeff@sfl.org

No, this is not the first mountain Jeff has summited, but this climb marks the end of a ten-year quest for the top of this mountain. Mt. Bross stands 14,173 feet high, and is located some twenty miles south of Breckenridge, Colorado.
Jeff first attempted this mountain back in July of 1995, accompanied by, among others, newly-weds, Scott and Brenda bertrand, who postponed their honeymoon to join him. After about 3 yards up the mountain, Pagels got a rude awakening; namely, that he couldn't make it up these mountains in his sports chair without serious help from his friends. Despite some amazing teamwork, the summit eluded the group, as it did once again, on a second attempt in 2004.
But late this summer, with better equipment, more time, and Jeff's continued determination (not to mention a willingness to take a battering in the effort), Jeff made it to the top under his own power.
After a surprise bottle of champagne lugged up by one of his teammates, followed by a grueling descent on a hand cycle mountain climber with no shocks, Pagels declared himself ready for the next adventure, whatever that might be.
Congratulations, Jeff; keep up the good work and the adventurous spirit!

Sled Hockey in the Desert

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by Jeff Pagels

"Since SFL really only uses this gear for one week a year, we felt this was a great way to gain more use of the equipment" said Jeff Pagels, SFL Mobility Impaired Coordinator. And, as part of the agreement, the City of Phoenix covers the cost of shipping the SFL gear to wherever the next event location is, this has resulted in a significant savings in shipping costs for SFL.
During the weekend of August 3, 4 and 5, other SFL Mobility Impaired Participants descended on Phoenix for a weekend of reunion and showing local Phoenix players and coaches the finer points of sled hockey. Stacy Altilio, Craig Gray, Doug Lee and Jeff Pagels joined the Desert Ice for some good fun and training.

Rainbow Expedition:  Jeff Pagels, Founder

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Jeff PagelsRainbow Expedition: Jeff Pagels, Founder

Photo: Jeff Pagels
Jeff Pagels

Mobility-Impaired Participant Recruitment - ...

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Mobility-Impaired Participant Recruitment - Jeff Pagels, chair E-mail: jeff@sfl.org Phone: (920) 494-5572

by Jeff Pagels
This past May, Kathy Strahan and Jeff Pagels, (members of the Ski for Light Board of Directors) participated in the "Right to Risk" filming of a National Public Television documentary on the adventures of 7 disabled individuals rafting down 226 miles of the mighty Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Look for Kathy and Jeff to share details of their adventures in a special interest session at Ski for Light, 2006 in Granby, Colorado.

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